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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,034,906 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 564,144 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 586,731 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 667,786 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 629,826 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 534,059 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 528,620 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 614,375 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 571,796 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 636,893 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 92,189 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 120,469 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 84,578 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 26,237 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 21,824 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 31,591 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 62,116 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 31,645 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 24,440 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 20,511 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 26,420 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 25,197 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 29,317 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 16,172 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,433 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 21,272 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,424 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,541 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,393 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,058 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 10,265 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,304 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 18,238 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 20,430 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 11,041 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,924 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 11,123 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,580 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,000 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 7,649 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,162 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 9,116 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 186,799 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 28,460 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 34,589 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,649 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 24,425 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,746 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,605 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,599 Premium Only